Here is a Honeybee on a blooming Prickly Pear cactus. Honeybees are found throughout the world. In North America honeybees are found everywhere in the U.S. and southern Canada that has flowers in a habitat, such as meadows, gardens, or open woodlands. They are pollinators. These bees are very social and the drones work together… Read More A HONEYBEE
Black Swallowtails have two forms, so they can vary in their appearance, but all have double row of yellowish spots across both sets of wings. The female yellow spots are smaller in size. They are found in grasslands, swamps, meadows, and gardens. The caterpillars are green with black stripes and orange spots. They feed on… Read More WESTERN BLACK SWALLOWTAIL
Here is a Hunt Bumble Bee on a Western Blue Flag, they are both common in western states in the U.S.
Here is a comparison of the Acmon Blue and the Melissa Blue butterflies. The Acmon Blue is the most common of the gossamer wing family. They have a row of orange spots along the edge of the hind wing. They are less than an inch in size. These butterflies are found throughout the southwest, although… Read More BLUES